COP23 in Bonn. Policy & Regulation

Cities set the pace on decarbonisation and air quality

Cities are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront of combating climate change as they work to improve their air quality.

By Peter Stewart 15 November 2017
Interfax’s discussion with Norton Rose on the future of gas in the post-COP23 world. Policy & Regulation

Carbon pricing under scrutiny as COP23 begins

Carbon pricing is struggling to deliver the decarbonisation needed for countries to meet their targets under the Paris agreement.

8 November 2017
Gas storage in Poland Policy & Regulation

Poland – increasing gas diversity, within limits

While Poland will increase the volume and flexibility of its gas trade, it will struggle to achieve its goal of ending direct Russian imports.

23 October 2017
Air pollution and smog in Beijing Policy & Regulation

China makes progress in gas heating

China is making slow but steady progress in switching its cities from coal to gas for heating, but it still faces challenges in the decade ahead.

4 October 2017
Policy & Regulation

Iran throws down gauntlet on production growth

Iran issued a challenge to its Arab Gulf neighbours by saying it will dramatically boost oil and gas production and exports by 2021.

24 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

South Korea’s emissions ambitions

South Korea’s new government is rolling out new energy policies – with big implications for the power sector. These changes could create opportunities for gas-fired power generation.

21 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

Japan and South Korea – prospects for coal and gas

The power sectors in Japan and South Korea are currently set on contrasting paths when it comes to nuclear and coal. How the generation mix in both countries develops has implications for gas demand and LNG imports.

11 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

China leads the world in renewables drive

Despite a switch to gas in power, China will need a quantum leap in renewables to meet its COP21 targets. The latest REN21 report suggests that this transition is under way despite a drop in investment in 2016.

6 July 2017
Policy & Regulation

China’s delicate balancing act on gas market reform

The dichotomy between Beijing’s targets to boost gas use and the dynamics of a volatile world market was discussed at an Interfax breakfast seminar in London on Tuesday.

28 June 2017
Policy & Regulation

UK energy price cap will be a tricky balancing act

The UK government has pledged to cap domestic energy prices, but it will struggle to protect consumers while encouraging investment in low-carbon generation.

26 April 2017
Policy & Regulation

OPEC should be worried about dollar strength

US oil production and the strength of the dollar could prove a double whammy for OPEC when the oil producers group meets in May.

5 April 2017
Contributed

Interesting times for gas in China

China’s gas market development will have implications for gas globally. The prospects for development are explored in this contributed feature from Gaffney Cline & Associates.

20 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

US energy strategy may affect oil and gas trade flows

Three strands of US president Donald Trump’s evolving energy strategy have potential implications for the oil and gas market.

15 February 2017
Policy & Regulation

Trump and China: on a collision course?

The new US president has threatened to boost coal, cut emissions regulations and introduce tariffs on Chinese goods. His counterpart in Beijing, meanwhile, has stressed the need to do exactly the opposite.

24 January 2017
Policy & Regulation

Japan’s uncertain nuclear outlook

Further delays to Japan’s nuclear reactors coming back online look likely, but even a limited number of restarts will affect the country’s gas demand.

19 January 2017
Policy & Regulation

Next year’s well completions may boost US oil and gas

The US has more than 5,000 wells drilled but not completed, meaning production could be in for a boost if the oil market rebalances in 2017.

19 December 2016
Policy & Regulation

Emission reductions: supportive of gas

Increasing gas use is key to emissions reductions plans in some of the world’s largest gas markets.

1 December 2016
Policy & Regulation

OPEC to debate cuts but market share still an issue

Next week, OPEC will hold its first ministerial meeting since Donald Trump was elected as the next president of the United States.

23 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Trump looks set to pull out of Paris climate deal

The US president-elect thinks climate change is a hoax and looks likely to withdraw his country from the COP21 agreement and scrap emissions reduction plans.

18 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

China’s regional markets present upside for LNG

China’s LNG imports have been growing rapidly this year. And with northern markets expected to potentially face tight supplies, the country’s need for imports could increase further.

17 November 2016
Policy & Regulation

Bangladesh climate plan gives mixed message for gas

Bangladesh urgently needs to solve its gas and power supply problems, but its plans to reduce emissions under the Paris agreement appear to prioritise coal over gas.

16 November 2016

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